Accession Number : ADA321645

Title :   Testing Methods for Sensor Test and Evaluation Using the DNA Nuclear Infrared Clutter Simulator.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 17 Aug 93-16 Dec 94,

Corporate Author : MISSION RESEARCH CORP SANTA BARBARA CA

Personal Author(s) : Pritchett, Donald G. ; Moore, Douglas K.

PDF Url : ADA321645

Report Date : FEB 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 49

Abstract : The purpose of this interim report is to document methods that have been developed for the test and evaluation of interceptor and surveillance sensor systems using the Defense Nuclear Agency (DNA) Nuclear Infrared Clutter Simulator (NICS) system (Old, 1993). The methods presented here have been developed on DNA contract DNA 001-93-C-0145, Applications of the Nuclear Infrared Clutter Simulator (ANICS) program. The methods have evolved as the result of experience gained over the course of multiple NICS sensor focal plane array (FPA) test campaigns and the subsequent data analysis necessary to evaluate FPA and modeled sensor performance. Methods documented here are applicable to sensor testing with either the original NICS static display optical configuration or the new dynamic display optical configuration (Old, 1994). The original bench is referred to as the NICS Static Display Bench, while the newest optical bench is referred to as the Dynamic Display Bench. The latter configuration utilizes DNA Nuclear Optical Dynamic Display System (NODDS) technology, which provides the sensor under test with dynamic infrared optical scenarios.

Descriptors :   *INFRARED DETECTORS, SPACE SURVEILLANCE, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, CONFIGURATIONS, INTERCEPTORS, INFRARED SURVEILLANCE, INFRARED OPTICAL SYSTEMS, FOCAL PLANE ARRAYS.

Subject Categories : Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE